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take a look at it. and i will certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch h
. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
that played in president obama's decision to not meet with russian president vladimir putin. >>> plus -- a house of horrors comes crashing down. and who showed up to watch today's demolition? >>> a pit stop for bay area travelers is now a crime scene. we're learning more about the violent death in a usually peaceful area. >>> plus, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of maintenance at golden gate park is at a standstill. the reason projects are on hold. these stories and more, coming up. >>> the cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for years has been demolished. ariel castro's home was torn down as one of the survivors looked on. castro's house was filled with horrific memories, but now it's been reduced to rubble. >> for ten years, this house was a secret prison of a psychopath named castro. >> the prosecutor who sent ariel castro to prison said today's demolition was a testament to the victims and their will to survive. michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus endured a decade of abuse inside. knight was there again today and released a bouquet of bal
. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for students. now later this morning, we will get details on president
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
in sonora, robert honda, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> president obama has spoken to governor brown about the response to the rim fire. the president called him yesterday and the white house gave an overview of the call, saying the president expressed his gratitude for the brave men and women working tirelessly to combat this fire. and the president provided his equipment to needed resources to support the ongoing state and local response. san francisco water authorities are filling water reserves as the fire goes closer to the hetch hetchy reservoir. officials say they currently have a reserve water supply that will last for the next several months. >>> san jose's family camp at yosemite is ending the season more than a month early because of the wildfire. also currently, no running water at the camp. more than 100 people were evacuated from that city run camp last monday. it was originally ended to schedule its season in the beginning of october. coming up, we'll talk with families who have made coming to the sight a yearly tradition, and they will us how they plan to honor that fire ra
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing how to make college accountable and affordable. >> president obama wants to create a system.
. >> reporter: doubts over evidence aside, for the white house, it's now decision time. >> president obama says syrian president bashar al-assad is responsible for a chemical attack on his own people. he promises accountability but says no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: but preparations are already underway for a potential strike. u.s. military assets are in the eastern mediterranean, ready to go whenever the president gives the order. and the white house is quickly laying out its case, amid concern from congress, which wants a role in the final decision. >> let congress authorize this activity. >> i'd like to have everybody in on this. >> i definitely believe that there needs to be a vote. >> reporter: the administration is briefing high-ranking members of congress and is expected to release an unclassified intelligence report with the evidence soon. in london, the prime minister, cameron, argued for military action. >> that is enough to inclu
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
:40. edward snowden is living freely in russia even though the u.s. wants to get his hanson him. why the obama administration is so angry and what the white house may do about it. >>> possible bart strike ahead people are already thinking about how to get to work on monday. what about casual car pooling? i will tell you what you need to know about that option coming up. >>> traffic looks good on the golden gate. a little fog in the southern marin. [ man ] she yours? yeah. my first. congratulations. your applewood pulled pork with extra pickles sir. [ male announcer ] new subway applewood pulled pork. the sweet and smoky flavor you love. subway. eat fresh. [ camera shutter snaps ] >>> good morning. some low clouds around. a little bit more than what we saw yesterday. 60s coast. 70s around the bay. it will be warmer inland. it does look cooler over the weekend. >>> good morning, to you. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following for you right now at 6:44. a hayward man was taken to the hospital this morning saying his neighbors attacked him. blaming him for a fire at their apartment
is and the change that will come. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour focused on making college more affordable. he has two stops in new york university of buffalo and a high school in syracuse. the president will push several proposals aimed at curbing the rising cost of higher education. skyrocketing tuition and cuts in financial aid are making it difficult for middle class students to afford a college education. >>> syrian opposition forces says the government is continuing to attack rebel forces. this follows an attack yesterday that included the use of chemical weapons. at least 100 people died. many of them women and children. the united nations would like its inspectors who are already in syria to investigate the claim. >> the team is in place. we hope they will be given access to the area by the government. >> now the syrian government calls claims it used chemical weapons baseless. that f the use of chemical weapons is used it will cause more pressure on the u.s.. >>> jury deliberations are expected to begin. hasan who was acting as his own attorney is sending only a single
to ban certain internet postings. >>> and the conflict in syria is growing tonight. now president obama and the secretary of defense are speaking out. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at >>> we have a little microphone problem here heather. we have an update ton breaking news we brought you at the top of the newscast. police now say the youngest victim is an 8-year-old girl. police found three other victims, a man, 3 women and a 12-year-old. happened on 104th avenue near graphion street. >>> the crisis in syria and the alleged use of chemical weapons by the sirian government. the deputy foreign minister said u.s. inspectors will be allowed into the country. said the sirian government has poisoned
the fire. flights are being rerouted to mao. >>> president obama waking up in southern california this morning. late other today he'll be going to visit with marines at camp pendleton but this morning he's due to take part in an online question and answer session about housing on the real estate website zillow. that half-hour online chat is moderated by zillow's c.e.o. >>> as part of his swing through southern california, president obama was on the jay leno show last night. he talked about having lunch recently with hillary clinton. >> who invited who to lunch? i'm curious. >> i invited her. >> okay. >> we had a great time. she had that post- administration glow when someone leaves the white house. by two weeks later they look great. >> a new tv ad against the keystone xcel pipeline aired during president obama's visit on the tonight show. that ad was paid for by san francisco billion their and environmental activist tom styer, a vocal opponent of that pipeline. >> he said the pipeline was going to increase american oil independence. you see who it's really going to increase ilind
ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
. [ music ] >> reporter: president obama said after african american president isn't enough and we stand to learn from those who fought for equality. >> taught them that no man can take away the dignity and grace god grants us. >> reporter: 50 years ago martin luther king encouraged people to push for positive change. that message was echoed here today. reporting live in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> people came from all over the country for today's anniversary. among them, she had march in 1963. >> we are here to make sure our children and all the children over the united states of america understand they have a responsibility. and that responsibility ubis to help their country become -- is to help their country become a great country. >> her main concern today is the same as it was 50 years ago, equality among all races and she echoed martin luther king's speech. >> all people being able to be judged by the content of their character. >> in 1963, 253 people strong. observers say the crowd appeared much smaller today. more details about martin luther king and his i have a dream sp
budget cuts are taking a toll on head start programs in the bay area and across the country. the obama administration says more than 57,000 children will be cut from head start this fall due to the sequester. the program for preschoolchildren from low- income families saw its budget cut more than 5% after congress failed to reach a budget agreement with the white house. in contra costa county, that means layoffs and shortening the program by nine weeks. >> these are the needsiest families here in the community. many of our families are homeless. many of the children we serve are foster children. >> advocates for children say head start helps to prepare close to a million children for kindergarten along with offering a range of services, including day care, access to social workers and help for children with disabilities. >>> on we have a special back-to-school section set up. that's where you can look up school start dates, school photos of some of our staff members and tips on school savings and some of the back-to- school stories. >>> president obama paid tribute to the thou
president obama. the rodeo clown act that triggered the outrage. >> things are getting busier in some of the key spots. we'll tell you where the delays reached more than ten minutes. >> low to normal temperatures lasted a long time. a stretch of warmer temperatures. >>> welcome back. dozens of domestic workers are scheduled to rally outside of san francisco city hall. part of a national campaign workers are calling count down to dignity. domestic workers all across the nation are calling on the u.s. government to mandate better pay and benefits for in-home care givers. the workers are demanding regular rest periods and overtime pay. >>> officials at the missouri state fair are apologizing after a rodeo clown appeared over the weekend wearing a mask of president obama. the photo of that clown has gone viral on social media. the person who hosted it says he was offended when the rodeo announcer called out saying if anyone wanted to see obama run down by a bull. >> i understand people's concerns. i don't think anyone is more disappointed in what happened last night than we are. we take t
toll coming in from egypt and president obama may make a statement in just a couple of minutes on the violent government crackdown in egypt. >>> good morning. traffic is going to be busy in some areas, especially contra costa county. but here on the golden gate, it looks good south. >>> much bigger fog bank. inland temperatures will still be warm. everything is pointing towards a pretty big cooldown for the weekend. more on that. the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. >>> stocks are falling today on continued uncertainty over when and how quick lit federal reserve will begin to wind down its program that stimulates the world's largest economy. also walmart and cisco warn of weak sales and interest rates are rising
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
. legislation is headed to president obama for his signature. payments would be less expensive under the bill. >>> this fall california state university students will be able to take online classes from any campus. the plan offers 30 courses. they will be limited to one course per term that is offered by another campus. >>> our weather now. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here. more of the same today. >> more of the same. on the cool side. fog everywhere. change comes tomorrow and it gets cooler. tomorrow, thursday should be the coolest day of the week. there is something going on here. fog cleared away. plenty of clouds and now we are getting a break. the fog has been mixed out. the inversion gets deep the fog just goes away. you are seeing sunshine at the beaches right now which is nice but the fog comes back tonight. you will look at temperatures tomorrow closer than what we saw today. in fairfield 80. 77 livermore. around the bay low 70s. tomorrow temperatures coming down. the fog pushes back inland. fog and drizzle into the evening hours along the coast specifically. breezy condit
closing at $459.49. this follows obama's restriction to reduce imports of apple products. >>> palo alto based electric auto maker will reduce -- >>> a lack of major news led to the lowest volume of trading this year. the markets were mixed at the close with the dow down a little more than 46 points. s & p500 closed down about 2- 1/2 points. >>> in news of the world six people were killed when a bomb exploded in the philippines today. the bomb went off as the city administrator was driving through the area in a bullet- proof vehicle. she was not injured. no one has claimed responsibility but a break away muslim faction. >>> and a tragedy in moscow. the boys were staying overnight at their friend's apartment above a pet shop. i appears a python snake snuck out of his enclosure, went up the ventilation pipe and that's how the snake reached the two victims. >>> a fukashima plant is facing a new challenge tonight. regulators say if the water reaches the surface it could quickly make it into surrounding areas and the sea. >>> just a day short of the first anniversary of the chevron refinery e
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
snowden defend his son today against president obama's statement that edward snowden is not a patriotism. >> my son has spokethen truth. he -- spokethen truth. he -- spoken the truth. how they chose to characterize him -- [ talking at the same time ] >> he secured a visa to visit his son in russia. russia granted a year of temporary asylum to edward snowden. >> we used to have a word for somebody who stole our secrets, who got the job to steal our secrets and moved to a foreign country. it was defector. i think that is a good word for him. >> a former head of the nsa added to the storm of criticism against edward snowden today recording the nsa. he was unsure president obama could increase transparency saying some steps that will make americaens more comfortable will -- americans more comfortable will make them less safe. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francis
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
look on the white house. president obama's trade, is i impacting a ban on i-pad and i- phones. they decided apple devices violate add patent by sam tongue. later today, samsung expressed the disappointed. >>> twitter announced new features to stop abuse. instead of having to report threats, users will have a one click button for instant reporting across the platform. the button is available for apple apps. and also, twitter's banned practices such as slamming an individual with messages or opening an account to harz someone. >> major league baseball, appears poised to hand down some suspensions. espn is reporting that alex rodriguez will be suspended. word of the action comes after the investigation of the performance enhancing drugs from a florida clinic. a-rod has a place in the yankees all season because of the injury. he said last night, the $275 million contract makes him a target. >> all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways. >> and sources tell espn, the suspensions will likely last through the season. >> warnings comes after a se
. create a video and share it on twitter using the hash tag ask obama housing. can you submit a question on the facebook page or you can tweet a question to at zillow using the hash tag ask obama housing. >> we were both talking about some of that mist and the wet roads. you have to be careful. >> you do. >> and it is not so much foggy but drizzle. the roads will be wet. take that into account for the stopping distances. 880 and it looks like they picked it up and traffic is busier but not all that bad. we have reports that it was slow there for a bit but now things are much better. this is a look at toll plaza westbound. it is light here coming into san francisco. no problems on the upper deck of the bridge. we have word of a tree down that's blocking the off ramp and tracks. that could affect the streetcar lines heading to the mission district. low clouds, cool midlevel clouds and shaded with this area of low pressure should be there another day and it is noticeably cooler. the big story will be the low overcast and making it pretty car inland even clouds wrapping around northern calif
it on twitter or facebook using the hash tag ask obama housing. and submit a question on zillo's facebook page or tweet a question to at zillo ask obama hash tag. >>> from the president -- former president will leave a dallas hospital today, day after a successful heart operation. and the doctors discovered a blockage during the former president's physical. and he agreed to the recommendations that a stent be inserted to take care of the heart problem. the doctors say the former president is in great spirits and resume his regular schedule tomorrow. >>> and the latest controversy involving anthony weiner. the new york politician was recorded in an exchange with george mcdonald after a debate among the candidates. mcdonald accused him of starting the confrontation by patting him on the chest. san francisco's studio of modern art may be closed but the store is open for business. a grand opening will be for the temporary location at 5 in san francisco. shop exercise visit the second location at sfo. it is scheduled to open in 2016 after three years of renovations. >>> time turning 6:17. let's go
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
't know if he'll be taking them. and president barack obama has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former nsa contractor edward snowden may be living in a luxury townhouse in a gated community outside moscow. according to a russian newspaper, snowden could be staying in this high security development. it's surrounded by thick walls and bashed wire. reportedly the development has a golf course and a yacht club. the russian government has not said publicly where snowden is living after granting him asylum for one year. >>> and former secretary of state condoleezza rice says she supports president obama's decision to cancel a meeting with russian president sad mere put -- vladimir putin last month after what she called russia's slap in the face to u.s. when they gave asylum to snowden. rice is an expert on russia and is a political science professor at stanford university. >>> a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage is a former member of an all male dance team for the dallas mavericks. he is accuse
:30. >>> president obama today promised changes to the government's controversial phone surveillance program. jacqueline reports from washington and how too much transparency can be dangerous. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama said he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agency's surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. changes include a new website, new oversight, more transparency, and an independent group reviewing the programs. intelligence groups will continue to assess phone records domestically and internationally. >> all of the steps are designed to ensure the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and values. >> reporter: spokesmen from republican house speaker john boehner said the president has been quiet on the controversial programs for too long. while transparency is important, he said it must not compromise the program. the priority must be saving american lives, in the saving face. the presid
immigrants who are not eligible. john fowler, ktvu channel 2news. >>> president obama today accused republicans of not having an economic plan. that came during the president's bus tour to college campuses, where he's campaigning to make higher education more affordable. mr. obama was reacting to a push by house republicans to cut off money for the president's health plan as part of a government funding bill. >>> 911 dispatchers in santa clara county are threatening to go on strike. now the county is trying to get a court order to keep that from happening. the dispatchers have threatened to walk off the job because they say they are understaffed and being forced to work overtime. the county has 61 dispatchers to cover 73 full-time positions. the county says it's trying to hire new dispatchers. >>> the woman hired to overhaul california's state mental hospitals reportedly is under investigation for sexual harassment. the los angeles times reports two subordinates filed complaints against kathy gaither, accusing her of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. gaither was hired two
obama says he has no diet syrian president bashar assad's regime is behind a chemical weapons attack. president obama vows american retaliation will send a strong signal to syria. the u.k. is expected to release some intelligence today including intercepted communication between government officials calling for the use of chemical weapons. use of chemical weapons violates international law. >> we're sending the signal that the international law needs to be respected and we in the humanity world will reap the wirl wind if we don't have -- whirlwind if we don't have a consequence this for you. >> reporter: dianne feinstein chairs the senate intelligence committee. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in san francisco there will be a demonstration against u.s. military action in syria. it is scheduled for 5:00 this evening at powell and market streets. the demonstration is being organized by a coalition of antiwar groups. >>> time now 6:16. the launch of the largest rocket ever to lift off from california's central coast was a big success. >> four, three, we have
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
and injured many others. police officers are among the dead. from president obama 'vacation spot in martha's vineyard, the u.s. condemned the violence. >> we have repeatedly called on the egyptian military and security forces to show restraint and for the government to respect the universal rights of its citizens just as we've urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully. >> the egyptian government has declared a curfew and a month- long state of emergency. >>> a pilot and copilot are dead after a u.p.s. cargo plane crashed in birmingham, alabama. it happened around 4:00 this morning, just outside of the perimeter of the airport at the end of a 45-minute flight from louisville, kentucky. you can see the enti front half of the plane is separated from the rest of the body. according to a flight-tracking website, the plane plummeted more than 9,000 feet in two minutes. >> we don't know why it crashed. it left a long debris field and broke into several parties with the fuselage and wings separated. >> the ntsb is sending a rapid response team from washington as well as an investigator from its a
obama reacted to that house. >> we call on the region shin authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the protesters we've seen by protesters, including on churchers. >> they blocked a road near the mira mid. >>> a 37-year-old man is shot and killed by hayward police. coming up we'll take you inside the apartment where it all happened and you will hear from the suspect's family. >>> been a week of warmer weather. kurt meteorologist mark tamayo will be here with what we can expect this week -- ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo will be here with what we can expect this week and weekend. >>> plus a big wrestler from the wwe. >>> hey wrard police had no choice but to shoot a 37-year- old man after they say he threatened them with a knife. it all happened in the 2100 block of tenny soon road in a large apartment complex. new at noon, ktvu's claudine wong gives us a look at where the shots were fired and why on more the suspect's family is now speaking out. >> reporter: it happened in this upstairs apartment. re
at 5:00 p.m. in san francisco's justin herman plaza and they want president obama to pardon hill. we'll have that for you at 5:00 on the ktvu news. >> reporter: we are live in san jose where an off-duty security guard apparently opens fire against alleged car burglars. will the off-duty security guard be placing charges now? that story -- coming up. >>> the questions being raised about the kidnapping victim's relationship about her alleged abductor. could the two be related? [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> san jose police continue to search for suspects who tried to steal a car from a senior apartment complex in south san jose. at least one suspect was shot by an off-duty security guard. brian floor brian floor -- brian flores is live with whether the security guard will face charges. >> reporter: when we spoke to san jose police this morning, they told us it doesn't appear that the security guard will be facing charges. but that's still pending a decision
executive order announced this today. >>> a senior member of the obama administration headed to capitol hill to brief officials on the situation in syria. that came as united nations inspectors left their hotel in damascus to go to an area where the syrian gofd is believed -- government is believed to have used chemical weapons on their people. >>> an east bay congressman says he was briefed on the situation in syria during a recent fact-finding trip to afghanistan and the united arab emirates. he met with troops in afghanistan and military leaders including the top commander of the military force there. he talked with them yesterday and he said the united states must proceed with caution in syria. >> this is a delicate, complicated situation with many actors and we have to make sure that we know what is behind that first dominance because once you tip it, you better know what's behind it and you better be prepared for what's next and right now, i'm not in any way supportive of putting boots on the ground in syria. >> well, among the troops he met with was army first lieutenant, chris mitche
no evidence of any lewd behavior with any student. >>> it's now 4:39. the white house says president obama would like to get international support for a military strike on syria but that ultimately he will make a decision based on america's best interest. the british parliament voted against a proposal for military prevention. but the president of france says he still in favor of a strike to punish the syrian government for the quote chemical massacre. some foreign policy experts say if the u.s. acts without international support, it could benefit syrian president is al- assad. >> otherwise he hands a side of propaganda victory. very few countries support the united states with military strikes. >> united nations chemical weapons inspectors in syria are expected to wrap up their investigation today. they have been interviewing people and collecting samples at the site of the reported chemical attack. we're hearing this morning the team returned to their hotel shortly after heading out. but we do not know why. earlier this week one of the u.n. cars was shot at by a sniper. >>> the irs annou
firearms. >>> time now 5:16. republicans will try for the 40th time to repeal obama care. today the house will hold its 40th vote on repealing the affordable care act. but likely the other votes this one too looks like it's only symbolic. that is because the democrat controlled senate will kill the measure which specifically stops the irs from collecting fines from individuals without health care. >>> a controversial phrase is being removed from the dr. martin luther king junior memorial. the memorial originally paraphrased a part of dr. king's speech to say quote i was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness. however maya ang lieu say shortening that quote changed the entire context. it made dr. king sound arrogant. they hope to have the memorial ready for the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech at the end of august. >>> right now it's 5:17. we want to check in with sal and see how the friday morning commute is going. >> it's going okay. we heard some debris on the westbound 92 the san mateo bridge just now. westbound near the high-rise. a big rig lost a tire.
with the next update. >> >> president obama took some time of to celebrate his 52nd birthday. this is video of him coming from camp david. he began with a round of golf. golfing buddies included friends from hawaii and chicago along with state aids. >> >> someone bought a powerball ticket in the south bay matching five out of the six numbers for a million dollar jackpot. the winner just got 180 days to claim the prize. the south bay ticket matched the numbers 24, 36, 21, 46, and 42, missing only the powerball number of 15. no one hit all six numbers. so wednesday's jackpot is estimated at $400. >> >> less than seven hours until the bart strike deadline. we'll have an update. >> >> if there is a strike, hundreds of thousands of commuters will have to find a new way to get to work tomorrow. all of the information you need to know. >> >> an early morning house fire in oakland jumps to a neighboring home. how the people outside got out and the dangerous conditions firefighters faced. . >>> developing news and down to the wire bart contract talks, christian has been monitoring the negotiations f
obama is on his way to california right now. he made a stop in phoenix arizona earlier today and is now headed from there to southern california for a taped appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. then tomorrow he will remain in los angeles for an online social event about housing with the ceo of the real estate website zilo. after that the president will visit with troops in camp pendelton. >>> the president layed out a plan to reform the finance system. the president wants to phase out fanny may and freddie mac and let private investors take hold of the market. >>> doctors in dallas discovered a blocked artery in former president bush. he is expected to be discharged tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on thursday. mr.bush is in high spirits and thanked everyone for their well wishes. he also encouraged everyone to get a regular check up. >>> there's word out of hollywood that actor winning actor justin hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer. the cancer was detected early and surgically cured. hoffman who is 75 years old will under go dr. recommended treatme
last week. a separate threat caused a separate embassy to be closed yesterday. >>> president obama hosted a news conference and he promised transparency on the phone surveillance program but he also said he would not stop it. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama says he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agencies surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. more transparent and an independence group reviewing the program. >> all these steps are designed to ensure that the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and our values. >>> spokesman for republican house speaker john boehner says the president has been quiet on these controversial programs for too long. and while transparency is important, he says it must not compromise the program. priority must be saving american lives not saving face. the president made this rare solo appearance in the east room of the white house taking questions from reporter
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